Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Suede Knit Baby Bootees

Hand knit baby SNUGGS - Knitstyle's version of the popular UGG Boots.

SNUGGS are knit in Suede yarn that is 100% Nylon. It may not be real suede but it looks and feels exactly like the softest suede. Then they are finished off by knitting the softest plush yarn that is used to line the entire inside of the bootees. The special baby in your life with love these furry-trimmed suede bootees. They will keep baby's feet warm - a must have for the winter!

Material: Suede 100% nylon, Plush 100% nylon (White).

Newborn - 3 months
3 months - 9 months

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Special Edition Baby Booties

I like to see happy customers and 4-month old Eloise loves her new Candy Cane Striped Baby Booties ...

(Click on image to see larger version-
Photos taken by Eloise's mom Susana)

Here are my SPECIAL EDITION Holiday Baby Booties - Candy Cane Striped, Holiday and Santa Baby!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

EtsyBABY Kris-Mouse Holiday Hunt Promotion

The EtsyBaby Street Team is having a Holiday Promotion Starting Saturday, November 17th through Wednesday, December 12th

there's a mouse in the house...that's right Santa's helper kris-mouse is making his way through the EtsyBABY shops listed below. Kris wants to help you find special gifts and great deals for those sweet babies On your list.

You'll find kris hanging out on at least one item in each of shops listed. If you buy an item Where kris's picture shows up you'll receive a free gift with your purchase.

(you'll know kris as soon as you see him)

Prizes vary from shop to shop so be sure to look at as many shops as possible.
See shop announcement's for prize details.
Remember this Christmas Season shop where kris-mouse shops...EtsyBABY!!!

For a list of participating members go here: Kris-Mouse

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Baby Girl (my newest niece)

Sydney Priscilla
born October 29, 2007 at 5:23 p.m.
7 lbs, 15 oz - 21 inches long

1-day Old

3 hrs Old

With big brother Will

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

South End Open Market, Boston

This past Sunday I shared a booth with a fellow Etsy shop, Moderncard, at the South End Open Market in Boston. It was my first show and I had a great experience. A lot of work went into the preparations for it especially since I decided to make my own sign. I thought it would be a great idea to make it look like the tags on my items. With that in mind I began the design stage and searched around for some supplies. The first step was picking a size and getting the materials. I designed the shape myself using a 3D modeling software program I use for work. I generated the file and sent it to the shop to be cut on a special machine. I was so happy when it came back! Next was the paint process.
I do not have a lot of experience with painting so I had a lot help with this stage. We painted 2 coats of primer over the entire sign, then 2 coats of the pink center and off-white edge. Once those were dry, the brown ring was added and then the lettering. In the end, I didn't have enough time to add the "B Y MMC" so I printed it out and stuck it on!

Sunday turned out to be a beautiful October day and we had lots of visitors to our tent. Here are some photos I took-

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Priscilla Scarf

I am so happy to introduce this new scarf collection to my shop. The Priscilla Scarf is a gorgeous combination of 3 different yarns wound together and then hand knit in a garter stitch using #17 needles. The yarns are from Ironstone Yarns and features Eyelash, Felicia and Paris Nights all wound together. Yarn materials are a cotton boucle, a metallic, and the eyelash. My mom, Priscilla, introduced me to this yarn combination a few years ago and every time I knit a scarf using these yarns I think of her.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Vermont in the Autumn is always so beautiful-

Looking across Lake Champlain to the Adirondack Mountains in New York

I drove up to Vermont last weekend to visit my old college town and some friends who are still living there. Although the weather was not the most clear (until the day we left) it was still a great trip. Just driving around campus and Burlington brought back so many good memories.

Early morning hike at Camels Hump was an adventure and unfortunately it
was so foggy we didn't have the amazing views we had hoped for. I also had hoped to meet my old roommate's newest baby while visiting but that didn't happen either! She was expecting her second child last week and delivered a healthy baby girl today. I can't wait to meet Olivia!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Custom Order

My first custom order was for 2 sets of potholders in red and green holiday colors. The buyer contacted me in August in regards to making these potholders to go along with some scones she will be baking to give out at Christmas time. I was so excited but it was so hard to think about Christmas in August! I picked out these great colors in 100% cotton from Suss Designs cotton collection. When the yarn arrived they colors just looked awesome. I knit my 6 potholders, 2 sets of 3 and off in the mail they went. My buyer loved them when they arrived and I hope that her gifts are well received come Christmas.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Becky from Beckykay Designs tagged me on Monday. Here are the rules:
1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts. 2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. 3. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
Ok, I have 8 letters in my middle name and 3 L's so bare with me! It's not a common name and often don't like to tell people what it is. My mother gave us all our first names and my dad picked the middle names so I got his mother's maiden name.

M: Martha's Vineyard- where I was born and currently live.
C: Cook- I love to cook and enjoy finding new and interesting recipes to try.
L: Loving- I'm a very loving and caring person. I care A LOT about my family and friends.
E: Engineer- I'm a Mechanical Engineer and get to design cool things that go in the ocean.
L: Level-headed- I'm very practical (most of the time) and my family and friends know they can count on me for anything.
L: Lunch- favorite place for lunch Pie In the Sky.
A: Auntie for 8 kiddos- 4 nieces & 4 nephews with one more on the way.
N: New England Patriots- favorite professional footbal team ... GO PATS!

This is who I tagged:
Moderncard, Saras Texture Crafts ,AMK Stitches, Peachtreeknitter, Pink Sunrise, Paper and Paste, Georganne, Seasidequilts

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Baby Shower Time

I am hosting a baby shower for my sister this coming weekend. Her first child was a boy, Will, who decided to enter this world 3 months early! He is now 4 years old and expecting a little sister in October. Since Will arrived early, we didn't have time to do a baby shower so I organized one this time around. I can't wait to show off some of the great ETSY products My first purcahse was this great baby onesie card set from Moderncard. Jess at moderncard is a pleasure to work with. She is super friendly, makes fabulous cards and is willing to do custom orders. My second purchase was from Rikrak, where I found the beautiful vintage quilted bibs. Again, very friendly service from rikrak. Another purchase I made was a 3-pack of baby onesies from Lemonsandlollis. I picked out this cupcake one to give to my sister. Corina was so sweet & friendly and even posted my shop on her blog. I bought a set of washcloth lollipops from Jkalea for a decorative display at the baby shower and then plan to give them to my sister and other expecting moms that will be there.

ETSY truly has some amazing products and everyday I find new sellers and new products I just love.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sprout Bear

Sprout Bear is so soft and cuddly!
I really enjoy knitting these bears, especially since the yarn is just so soft. When I saw this green yarn I couldn't resist buying it and thought it would be perfect to knit a bear with it and name it Sprout - named for the baby girl my sister is expecting in October 2007. I have knit a few other bears, all named after some of my nieces and nephews. The bears are stuffed with non-allergenic Poly-Fil and have a ribbon tied in a bow around the neck.

Measurements: 11 1/2” tall

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Variegated Throw Rugs

These hand knit throw rugs were knit in a 100% cotton yarn. Knit in a simple garter stitch with 2 strands of cotton yarn held together for extra thickness. Rugs are shown in variegated color combinations of ecru, lime green and purple; and ecru, orange and purple. The pattern came from Suss Cousins Hollywood Knits Style book. This book was given to me as a birthday gift from a friend. In return for this wonderful gift, I made the ecru, green and purple rug for her birthday. I have found many great patterns from this book as well as interesting yarns from her online yarn store. Recently, I finished my second rug shown in the color combination of ecru, orange and purple and now have it posted in my Etsy shop. These throw rugs are a great addition to any room!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Cabana Beach Tote

I had so much fun making this tote and absolutely love the way it came out. I took strips of a yellow floral fabric and knit them together in a stockinette stitch. These knit strips are what make up the outside of the bag and give it a very unique texture. The striped fabric make up the base, top edge, handles, inner lining and inside pocket. It's the perfect size for your everyday needs!

Hand Knit Bears and Baby Things

For my sister and my friends that are having babies this year!

My bears are named after my nieces and nephews-
Colleen and Grace playing in the backyard.
Andrew, Will, and Grace at the baseball park.